Press

9 Nov 2009
REACH is a disaster for the biodiesel industry
The worst fears seem to be confirmed as the result of a hearing in the European Parliament on 3 November 2009. The Committee concludes that the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) responsible for the registration of chemicals under the European Chemicals Directive (REACH) is utterly unable to handle the situation and is grossly understaffed.Meanwhile they are even talking of an emergency plan in order to cope with the spade of applications which, according to ECHA Director General Geerd Dancet, is higher than expected by factor 20. more…
14 Aug 2009
AGQM Focus Seminar for Analysts and Plant Operators
AGQM is announcing its forthcoming Focus Seminar for Analysts and Plant Operators. It will be held from 18.11.-20.11.09 at ASG Analytik Service GmbH, Neusaess near Augsburg/ Germany. more…
20 Jul 2009
Oil Dilution of a Passenger Car Diesel Engine in Operation with blended Diesel Fuel B10
Currently Biodiesel (RME) is mixed according to EN 14214 and EN 590 with up to 5% of fossil Diesel fuel. With a further increase of RME fraction to 10% (B10 blend), there are uncertainties regarding the undisturbed longlife behavior due to variations of the physicochemical properties of RME more…
13 Jul 2009
Passenger cars are safe to use with B10 fuel – if a suitable regeneration strategy is applied
Modern cars can run on B10 fuel, i.e., fuel containing 10 per cent by volume biodiesel, under certain conditions. So far, suppliers have only released B7 fuel (7% admixture). This is the result of fleet tests organized by the Association of the German Bio Fuel Industry (VDB) with assistance of the Union for the Advancement of Oil and Protein Crops (UFOP). more…
6 Feb 2009
Quality assurance for biodiesel at filling stations stopped
Germany has been world champion in the number of filling stations selling biodiesel as B100 for many years. No other country had more filling pumps for pure biodiesel than Germany. The Arbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitätsmanagement Biodiesel e. V. (AGQM) assumes that the number of filling stations selling biodiesel until last year amounted to about 1,900 in this country more…
1 Sep 2007
Biofuels Roadmap
At the round table discussions on biofuels held on 17 January and 5 June 2007 respectively, a joint strategy to promote biofuels – the Biofuels Roadmap – was agreed between Germany’s automotive industry, oil industry, SMEs operating in the oil industry, agricultural sector, Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) and Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV). more…